Posts tagged Octave Mirbeau

Darkest Depths of Human Terror

In that atrocious second I realised that lust can attain the darkest depths of human terror and vividly imitate Hell in all it’s horror.

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

Women’s Tears

… They were women’s tears – tears for nothing!

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

Just a European Lover

But you’re just a European lover … a poor timid little soul who is sensitive to the cold and has been stupidly indoctrinated with a fear of nature and a hatred of love by the Catholic religion. It has Falsified and perverted the meaning of life within you.

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

A Hollow Sham

…it assaults the very notion of “decency” as a hollow sham.

- The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

Dying Is Not Sad

Dying is not sad – it’s living when you’re not happy that’s sad

- Clara, The Torture Garden (Octave Mirbeau)

I’m watching way too much Big Brother recently. Watching Paul & Helen flirt is painful, just get on with it for Gods sake.

That Permanent Contradiction

You’re obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead [...]
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